Disability Claimant Failed To Prove She Is Disabled From Performing Any Occupation
COVINGTON, Ky. - A Kentucky federal judge on Nov. 5 denied a disability claimant's motion for judgment on the administrative record after determining that the claimant failed to prove that she is incapable of performing any reasonable occupation as defined by the disability plan (Lisa Meiman v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., No. 18-75, E.D. Ky., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 191448).
Abstract Rhinoconjunctivitis is a public health problem that causes major illness and disability worldwide. Epidemiological studies intended to determine the burden of rhinoconjunctivitis in Kuwait are limited. Hence, this study sought to estimate the prevalence of rhinoconjunctivitis among adolescents in Kuwait and explore its association with different risk factors. Schoolchildren aged 11-14 years (n = 3,864) were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. Parents completed questionnaires regarding their children's clinical history and symptoms of rhinoconjunctivitis and relevant exposures. Associations ...
Abstract Worldwide, millions of individuals suffer an ischemic stroke each year, causing major disability, especially in the elderly, where stroke is the number one cause of disability. However, to date, no effective therapy exists that targets the functional recovery after stroke. After necrosis, neuroinflammation is a common feature of the acute stroke and a major obstacle to tissue restoration. In the lesioned area, the dying neurons release chemotactic signals, such as fractalkine/CX3CL1, which evoke "eat-me" signals that are recognized by microglia expressing complement C3a receptor (C3aR), resultin...
Conclusions: The knowledge about the cause, possible susceptibility, better treatment options, and attitude of the participants were similar to other low-income settings. The negative attitude was high and multidimensional. All stakeholders must work to increase awareness about the cause, symptoms, and treatment options for epilepsy and to decrease the negative attitude of the community. PMID: 31814856 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: In our experience first rib resection trough the transaxillary approach is a safe and feasible procedure associated with an acceptable rate of peri-operative morbidity and satisfactory long-term relief of symptoms. PMID: 31814380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusionalthough it is not possible to determine whether the association between UC/FO IS and CAE implies a causality relationship, the later occurrence of CAE in patients with UC/FO IS might support a possible role of thalamo-cortical dysfunction.
SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Nov. 27 granted a disability claimant's motion for judgment on the administrative record after determining that the claimant met his burden of proving that he remained disabled from performing the duties of his sedentary occupation as a project manager (Steven S. Garretson v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 17-7052, N.D. Calif., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 206700).
ATLANTA - A disability insurer's denial of long-term disability benefits was not wrong because the disability claimant failed to prove that he was disabled from his own occupation throughout the entire elimination period as required by the disability policy, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Nov. 22 in affirming a district court's judgment in favor of the insurer (Keyton Benson v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 18-14835, 11th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 34810).
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A disability insurer's denial of long-term disability (LTD) benefits was not arbitrary and capricious because the insurer considered the opinions of the claimant's treating physicians in addition to the insurer's independent reviewers, an Ohio federal judge said Nov. 15 in denying the claimant's motion for judgment on the administrative record (Daniel M. Wehner v. Standard Insurance Co., No. 18-982, S.D. Ohio, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 198660).
LAFAYETTE, La. - The termination of a disability plan participant's long-term disability benefits was not arbitrary and capricious, a Louisiana federal judge said Nov. 12, because the decision to terminate benefits was supported by substantial evidence (Jerry Courville v. Life Insurance Company of North America et al., No. 18-1133, W.D. La., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197469).
COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A Tennessee federal judge on Nov. 22 adopted a magistrate judge's recommendation that a disability plan's motion for judgment on the administrative record be granted because the disability plan administrator's termination of long-term disability (LTD) benefits was not arbitrary and capricious (Danny J. Sexton v. Ohio Valley Electric Corp. et al. No. 18-35, M.D. Tenn., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 203323).